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I’ve been meaning to write about a new project DEPOT is involved in for a while now, but life has been hectic! Anyway, here it is. Dutch artist Sander Veenhof is participating in the Conflux Festival in New York (13 september until 16 september), a festival about contemporary psychogeography. I was not very familiair with either the subject of psychogeography or the festival but I did some research and I find it very interesting! I would love to visit the festival next year. This year I’m afraid Sander will need me behind the screen. So, what did he do? Sander developed an in-world walkie talkie device which makes it possible to communicate from within sl to someone outside in the RL, wherever that person may be. The avi uses the walkie talkie, your friend on the streets uses an internet enabled mobile phone. So, thats what we will be doing next week friday and saturday. Since the festival is all about modern psychogeography the second life avi’s and festival attendees in New York will be accompanying each other for a short citywalk. The new yorkers will be walking in brooklyn while the avi’s will be exploring the 0031 land in sl. Sander made a map in which the 0031 land and the Brooklyn streets (williamsburg) are combined. For instance, turning left on havemeyer street in Brooklyn would actually make the avi end up on the beach in 0031. In the pic above you see me and Sander at the conflux booth at the starting point in 0031. And as part of the whole festival DEPOT will be having a double exhibition with works by Rogier Verkade and Cathelijn van Goor. The festival in Brooklyn also includes an exhibition with psychogeography related work and guess what, we actually arranged for Cathelijns work to be present at the RL exhibition in New York as well! You can read more here

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    […] Hague located organization Tag, Sander Veenhof further developed his walkie talkie walks (see also this & this post). He made a few changes for the better, I think. This time the movements of the rl […]


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